2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 8:45 AM by Jonathan Melville
Scott Nash Level 2 Level 2

I'm trying to set up VPN.  But I'm stuck almost before I start.  ANY IP address I put in at the start yields the following message:


"Unknown Network In Range


The starting address is on an unknown network.  Users connecting over VPN may not be able to access your network"


What does that even mean?  I assume that should be a nomal 'external' to my router IP, but I've even tried to start with the 10.0 numbers.  Always the same message.  Is there a restricted set of numbers for this?


I'm only trying to set up 3 for each PPTP and L2TP.  My whole range is only 6.

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), OS Server
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X

    Your server should have TWO network ranges - a public network and a private network. From your post it sounds like you have 6 public addresses for your network.


    You should create a second network for your private network and define a range of IP addresses in this network for the VPN client range. That network should use private class addresses such as 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x, but you cant use them until you have an interface on the server in that range.

  • Jonathan Melville Level 2 Level 2

    Hey Scott,



    The "Unknown Network In Range" message looks like a bug to me. I've set up several Lion servers for VPN and I get this message every single time, no matter what address range you supply.


    If you know that the addresses you have put in the VPN range are correct for your network, just ignore the message and the VPN will work correctly.